Oil price falls below $28 a barrel as Iran sanctions lifted

The oil price has fallen below $28 a barrel amid fears the lifting of Western sanctions on Iran could worsen the existing oversupply problem.
Brent crude, used as an international benchmark, fell as low as $27.67 a barrel, its lowest since 2003, before recovering slightly to trade at $28.17.
The price of US crude fell below $29 a barrel to $28.86.
The lifting of the Iran sanctions mean half a million barrels more oil per day could be produced, say analysts.


Source: bbc.com